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Bill Hader took over ‘Weekend Update: Summer Edition’ as Anthony Scaramucci last night

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Anthony Scaramucci’s short-lived role as the White House communications director included blowing kisses to the press, getting Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus to resign, and conducting a rather vulgar interview with The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza in which he implied that he isn’t trying to perform fellatio on himself, unlike Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Nearly two weeks after Scaramucci was dismissed by Trump, Weekend Update: Summer Edition co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che enlisted the help of Saturday Night Live alumni Bill Hader to fill the role of The Mooch, and he did a beautiful job of doing so. Seriously, check out the clip above if you haven’t done so already.

“I heard you two nutless liberal asswipes mention my name earlier,” Hader said as Scaramucci. “And when I hear my name three times, I appear like a goombah Beetlejuice.”

After Che asked the Mooch if he was surprised that his tenure at the White House lasted only 11 days, he replied, “Hell no. Not after what I said to that ass-wipe from The New Yorker, which was off the record, but I guess people didn’t like it when I said that—and let me see if I can clean this up for primetime—that Steve Bannon was trying to ‘s’ his own ‘c.’ And by the by, I was completely misquoted. I didn’t say Bannon tried to ‘s’ his own ‘c,’ he did it! He made contact! I saw it! Tongue to tip. Next question.”

Despite our frustration with Hader for giving us that horrific mental image of Bannon, the former Breitbart boss who bragged that his racist, misogynistic site “was the platform for the alt-right” and that the “alt-right” loves him back, we can’t help but love this spoof and are certainly looking forward to seeing more of him as the Mooch once Saturday Night Live returns next month.

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HBO renews ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ for tenth season, production to begin next spring

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Following Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s ninth-season finale earlier this month, HBO has announced that the award-winning comedy series starring Larry David as an over-the-top version of himself will return to the network for its tenth season.

“We are thrilled that Larry will be back with his uniquely acerbic wit and comedic sensibility,” said HBO president of programming Casey Bloys, who made the announcement on Thursday morning. “As I’ve said many times, when one has the opportunity to annoy someone, one should do so,” David added.

Earlier this week, Curb Your Enthusiasm, which first debuted in 2001, received two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for David and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

With the upcoming tenth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm expected to begin production next spring, fans can expect to see series veterans such as Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, J.B. Smoove, Cheryl Hines, Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein, Ted Danson, and Mary Steenburgen make a return, along with a handful of newcomers, as was the case in season nine.

We’ll bring you more Curb Your Enthusiasm updates as they come across our desk.

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‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ dominate the 2018 Golden Globes nominations

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The nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced in Los Angeles this morning with Guillermo del Toro’s acclaimed fairy tale love story The Shape of Water earning seven nominations, the most of any film, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Sally Hawkins.

Surprisingly enough, though, while some of the most talked about, beloved films of the year such as Get OutThe Big Sick, and The Florida Project were snubbed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, others such as The Greatest Showman and All the Money in the World, both of which weren’t necessarily expected to receive much praise this awards season, walked away with three nominations each.

The 2018 Golden Globes ceremony will be hosted by Seth Meyers and will air live at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on NBC. You can check out the complete list of nominations below.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Call Me By Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Motion Picture – Animated
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
Loveless
The Square

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Best Television Series – Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Blackish
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
SMILF
Will & Grace

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Sinner
Top of the Lake: China Girl

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo

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Netflix confirms Robin Wright will lead the shortened sixth and final season of ‘House of Cards’

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House of Cards is moving forward with production on its sixth and final season without star Kevin Spacey, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes more than a month after Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey sexually assaulted him in 1986 when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14.

“We are excited to bring closure to fans,” Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos said during a conference on Monday morning. The final season of House of Cards will consist of eight episodes and, instead of Spacey, whose Frank Underwood character will have to be written out of the show, will be led by Robin Wright.

As Netflix also scraps plans for a Gore Vidal biopic starring Spacey as the famed writer, 20th Century Fox is knee-deep in reshoots on Ridley Scott’s much-talked-about All the Money in the World to remove and replace Spacey with Christopher Plummer in the role of J. Paul Getty. The studio debuted a new trailer for the upcoming film, which is expected to open on December 22, last week.

Spacey, who was also removed from CBS’ Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special, is reportedly receiving treatment for sex addiction at a rehab center in Arizona.

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